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Local film crew captures sustainable agriculture in Africa and Asia When you hear the name Sustainable Seas Trust (SST) you probably correctly envision an organisation that focusses on research and protection of our beautiful coastal environment, what you may not realise is that at the heart of each and every one of their projects lies the well-being of people. The Trust Sustainability Films (TSF) is the oldest and longest operating division of SST and their work excellently portrays SST’s dedication and efforts to empower communities through their on-going collaborative projects within and now beyond our South African borders. The film crew, which is headed by Kyle Robinson, is currently based in Grahamstown and works under the guidance of Dr Tony Ribbink (SST founding trustee and director) and Shane Kelly, who head up the SST division in Kenton-on-Sea. One of the ten projects captured, so far this year, by TSF is the START initiative (global change SysTem for Analysis, Research and Training) in Hamburg, a project driven by SST through the South East African Climate Consortium (SEACC). The multi-disciplinary project investigated food security in the context of climate change and saw three universities - Rhodes, Fort Hare, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan – collaborate with SST and working hand in hand with the Keiskamma Trust, who was the crucial bridge between the project and the community and provided translators and guides for the researchers on site. As will all research projects a final report and ultimately a book is published (in English and isiXhosa) detailing the findings in order to inform government and other institutions and organisations as to what the findings and what the suggested follow-up measures are. In addition to the final report and book the film division captured the essence of the project as a visual means of showing the community, funders and public what the project entailed. The film clearly reflects the integrated approach of the project which incorporated research covering Agriculture, Social Beliefs (Anthropology), Marine Science, Economics and at the binding factor at the core, Education. In fact the beautifully put together and informative video – which you can view on SST’s website and by following the link on the Sunshine Escape Facebook page – so impressed funders that the team were immediately asked to film other projects, beyond our borders, too. The first project documented the urban food processing trend in Kampala and Kyle, along with TSF team member, Martin Bleazard, and SST partner and film-
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Meet the Matric Class of 2013 - The Year of Legends Grade 12 pupils all around the country have already begun to write their preliminary examinations. Sunshine Escape caught up with Port Alfred High School class of 2013 to ask them about their year and their hopes for the future. Paige de Bruin has been at PAHS since 1998. She is well known for her participation and achievements in the public speaking, drama and dancing societies at school. De Bruin has been accepted to study Psychology at NMMU in Port Elizabeth next year. Jessica Kleinhans’ accolade’s include being a member of interact, a library monitor and a prefect. Next year Kleinhans will be taking a gap year to complete courses in first aid, computers and photography. Hendrina Meiring has been a student at PAHS for the past 11 years. In ten years’ time Meiring hopes to own her own beauty salon. Deputy Head Girl Chandra Knowles, is a promising academic and after she matriculates she hopes to study medicine at UCT. Knowles has various highlights from her matric year, one of which is watching her friends get accepted into various universities. Toit van Oudtshoorn has been at the school since 2010, he will be remembered by his class for his chess skills. In a few years’ time, van Oudtshoorn wants to be successful, married and travelling the world. Promising first team rugby player Daniel Nel, has set his sights on a future in sport. Nel has been at PAHS since grade one and hopes to find a job in sports
coaching and study towards a degree in sports science. After being a student at PAHS for only three years, Jolene Mitchley believes that her proudest moments have been when she has represented her school on the hockey field. Her love for hockey has inspired her to set a goal of coaching a national hockey team. Litha Njube, or “Tae” as his friends call him, wants to study Psychology at UCT. However, he also sees himself accepting a Grammy Award one day. Deputy Head Boy, first team hockey player and chairman of the debating society, Khanya Mabindisa, hopes to study an LLB at UCT next year. When asked if he had any final words to his classmates, he said that he would just like to say “thank you for being my family for the better part of my life”. Head Girl Kerry-Lynn Barnes has too many achievements to mention! Besides being an outstanding sports woman, she is also a very promising academic. Rhodes University has accepted Barnes to study a BCom Accounting. Last but not least we have Head Boy Joshua Austin. Austin’s achievements include playing first team rugby, being on the interact board and recently he has been identified as one of the top five academics in the district. Headmaster, Clive Pearson said that this year’s matric class has had a very positive influence on the rest of the school and that he is expecting top results. The Sunshine Escape team wishes our matric class of 2013 the best of luck for their upcoming exams, we know that you will do our town proud.
A look back at some of the memories that the Matric class of 2013 have made over their schooling career.
How to play: Sudoku is easy to play and the rules are simple. Fill in the blanks so that each row, each column, and each of the nine 3x3 grids contain one instance of each of the numbers 1 through 9. Serf Fourie wins our Sudoku for last week. Congratulations on winning a voucher for a breakfast for two at Frank’s on the Wharf, Port Alfred.
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Top Boerie Champs Contenders: Russell Shelton By Gina Florence Russell Shelton, manager of Pick ‘n Pay and twice winner of the annual Engela Neethling Kowie Boerewors Championships has once again entered his famous boerewors into the retail category of the competition, to be held on the 24th of September 2013 in historic Wharf Street. The fourth year since its inauguration in 2010, the acclaimed contest draws both independent boerewors manufacturers and franchises to prove in Russell Shelton from Pick n’ Pay smiles for the jest that they have the winning wors recipe and acquire the glass trophy, whereupon all proceeds camera
will be donated to the research based charity organization CANSA. According to Shelton, the winning recipe in both 2010 and 2011’s retail category, Shelton Boerewors, has been made in the old family style according to a method that has been handed down for the last fifty years through generations of his family. “It is a recipe that my late dad used in his butchery in East London (and) it’s always been a winner,” he said. Shelton, the General Manager of Pick n’ Pay Peppergrove Mall, Port Alfred and Mthatha, (Pick n’ Pay are the sponsors all the rolls, butter and
condiments on the day), believes the secrets to expertly made wors, lies in the preparation of its ingredients, the exact balancing of spices on the palate as well as using only A- Grade products such as the softer sheep casings, in conjunction with having experience in its making, and knowing what to look for in particular. “Quality boerewors has a red- maroon colour- and when you cook it, it stays plump and moist,” he added Entries for participation will be closing shortly, any parties still interested in competing are welcome to contact Terry at the Sunshine Coast Escape office on 046 624 4591 or 082 676 1742.
Sugar ‘n Spice and all things nice - Voila! Voila in Kenton on Sea offers a cornucopia of gifts, art, clothing, fabric and books. At the heart of the gallery-shop-restaurant emporium is Toni Ward and Ross Swarts, a vibrant sugar and spice partnership that makes Voila, a delightful escape and lekker kuier-plek for one and all. The restaurant’s new Spring menu offers superbly tasty food made from fresh produce and beautifully presented with edible flowers. The delightful selection of desserts and cakes – chocolate mousse, chocolate brownies and the fabulous Hummingbird cake, to mention a few is superbly rounded off with a cup of Ross’s excellent coffee or cappuccino. You can dine inside or out on the sheltered and secluded veranda with a garden view. The collection of art on display features internationally acclaimed, Mary Fowlds’ work interspersed with a wide range items from local artists and final year fine art student pieces. There are historical and Settler maps, driftwood art, interesting furniture and accessory pieces and ceramics from Madeleine Murray and Megan Sparg. Clothes and shoes are on offer too. A selection of items from South African designers is regularly updated. The recent additions of new dresses and skirts, from among others Sway and Olka Polka, made from top quality fabrics are must have items as are a pair of Holster sandals, just arrived in stock, and the naughty-but-nice linge-
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PA home industries now offers more
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Port Alfred Home Industries have now allocated an additional section of the shop – which previously housed the lingerie section – as a dedicated art and craft display area. Alongside the bounty of preserves and jams, you will find everything from cakes and cookies to frozen meals, farm fresh chickens, eggs and vegetables, and farm fresh cream is available every Friday. Platters, speciality cakes, including a diabetic cake range, are on offer too, just enquire at the counter. “We cater for older folk and singles too in our portion sizes and it works out far more economical to buy a small portion from us than making it from scratch at home,” Barbara Main one of the members said. In the deep freeze
you’ll find a selection of readymade meals and three styles of lasagne – beef, chicken and vegetarian. In the crafts line there is knitting, sewing, crochet, smocking, sheepskin slippers, greeting cards, belts and key rings, embroidery kits and mosaic templates. And there are even treats and beds on sale for our canine friends too. Port Alfred Home Industries currently have around 35 members. There is a once off R100 joining fee and thereafter a commission is taken – this varies depending on whether a member works in the shop twice a month for a morning or afternoon. They are always looking for new members to join so if you see a gap in their current offerings do pop in and enquire about becoming a member.
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Twenty-one years one stop décor shop. ago Derick Kleynhans An indication of the relocated to Port Alloyalty Top Carpet fred and opened a and Floors generates, store in Wharf St. He can be seen in their named it Samantha’s well trained and after his baby girl and steadfast employees, specialised in curmost of whom have tains, tiles, carpets worked for Derick and accessories. Six Derick Kleynhans the for many years, some years later, in 1998, proud owner of Top of them in excess of the store was renamed Carpet and Floors in ten. This group of P.A. Interiors and Der- Port Alfred and now in dedicated employick moved from Wharf Grahamstown as well. ees, are a loyal team St, to number six, Main that complement one St where P.A. Interiors became a another, they form the backbone landmark in our little town, op- of the business. James and Lindy posite First National Bank. Robinson, a very experienced Last year the store, now named husband and wife duo, have been Top Carpets and Floors, moved with Derick for a number of years to Rosehill Mall and on Friday the and will be managing the Graha6th September, Derick is delight- mstown branch. ed to announce the opening of his One of the latest products new branch in Grahamstown. “We launched by Top Carpets is the have more and more clients com- Health Guard installation system. ing to us from Grahamstown and This product is used with the inthe surrounding satellite towns, stallation of carpets and lamiso it just made sense to open a nates and consists of a high filter store in Grahamstown which will vacuum system to remove all dust be far more convenient for those and pollutants. Bio Guard Pro is clients,” Derek said. sprayed onto the floor to destroy Top Carpets and Floors stocks all dust mites and moulds, Still all the leading brands of floor- Guard underlay is then installed ing, carpeting, tiling, blinds and as a water and dust proof barrier. American Shutters, making it a This method of pollutant filtering
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6th September – Fish Braai @ Port Alfred & Ski Boat Club. From 12. All are welcome and prices are very affordable 6th to 7th September – Universities Boat Race 7th September - CMA Breakfast @ THE LODGE (The Old Victoria Hotel) ex “BEYOND ADVENTURE” 06h30for 07h00 (Ladies Welcome) Speaker; Michael Austin Accountant for local Hotel Group. Join us as we hear what God has done in his life! Offering will be taken to cover cost of meal.R40.00 For more information contact Leon 082 673 1492 or Charlie 082 850 1166 7th September – Settlers Park Morning Market@ Don Powis Community Hall 9h00 – Feel free to come and spend the morning with us, there will be tea and eats available while you look around the amazing homemade goodies we have available. 7th September – PAHS Pre-Primary 13th Annual Treasure Hunt 14h00 – Every team will win a prize! A vehicle is a must for the hunt takes you through Port Alfred. For more information contact Lyn Ridden on 082 722 6722 8th September – Amathole Triathlon 08h30 @ Kleinemonde East – Races will commence at 09h30 and will be 200m, 500m or 1000m River Swims, 5km, 10km or 20km Mountain Bike Races and also 1.5km, 4km or 8km Trail Runs. 10th September – Probus Club @ Port Alfred River & Skiboat Club 10h00 - Guest Speaker Dr Amber Childs - M.Sc (Ichthyology), Ph.D Postdoctoral Fellow – SAIAB. Topic: “The Rhino of our Seas” Dr Childs is a Scientist who combines modern technology with ground breaking research techniques to give us “Insights into the Movements of the Iconic Dusky Cob”. For more information contact Paul Probert on 082 773 7847 12th September – Memory Book Scrapbook Club 14h00 – 17h00 @ The Presbyterian Church, Port Alfred. All welcome. For more information contact Cheryl on 046 624 2733 or 083 556 7562
20th September – The Hiking Group Outing @ Robby’s 07h00. The outing will be a beach walk from Bokness to Bushman’s. Bring R30.00 to cover any entrance fee that may be charged + R20.00 for petrol contribution. For more information contact Cathy Abbott on email@example.com or 083 399 2926 24th September – The Engela Neethling Kowie Boerewors Championships – In Wharf Street. Stalls, beer hall, live entertainment, bands, jumping castles, competitions, etc. Book your stalls by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 046 624 4591 or visit us at 22 Wharf Street, Port Alfred 30th September – The Hiking Group Outing @ Robby’s 07h00. The outing will be at Watersmeet. Bring R30.00 to cover any entrance fee that may be charged + R20.00 for petrol contribution. For more information contact Cathy Abbott on aloes. email@example.com or 083 399 2926 18th October – The Hiking Group Outing @ Robby’s 07h00. The outing will be at a beach walk at The Fish River Lighthouse. Bring R30.00 to cover any entrance fee that may be charged + R20.00 for petrol contribution. For more information contact Cathy Abbott on firstname.lastname@example.org or 083 399 2926 18th October – The Hiking Group Outing @ Robby’s 07h00. The outing will be at a beach walk at Belton. Bring R30.00 to cover any entrance fee that may be charged + R20.00 for petrol contribution. For more information contact Cathy Abbott on email@example.com or 083 399 2926 13th November – The Hiking Group Outing @ Robby’s 07h00. The outing will be at Mosslands. Bring R30.00 to cover any entrance fee that may be charged + R20.00 for petrol contribution. For more information contact Cathy Abbott on aloes. firstname.lastname@example.org or 083 399 2926
Royal Port Alfred Golf Club WEEKLY RESULTS DATE: Wednesday 28/08/2013 SPONSOR: Lalibela/Famous Grouse COMPETITION: Individual Stableford NO OF PLAYERS: 83 VISITORS: Peter Thompson – Johannesburg Country Club; Matthew Thompson PE Golf Club Results: A Division: 1st: Len O`Haughey - 41 2nd: Dave Young - 41 3rd: Geoff Bladen – 39 B Division: 1st: Ross Wright – 45 2nd: Neil Menary – 44 3rd: Dave Niccol - 43 Two Clubs: 6th: K Heny, N Forester, N Oosthuizen 8th: M Rushmere, C van Zyl, M Legg, D Young, P Longhurst. C Howard 11th: D Blomfield, N Menary 13th: C van Zyl Best Gross: 75 – Brian Wright Best Nett: 64 – Nick Menary, Ross Wright Nearest the Pins: Debonairs Pizza – 6th: Kevin Heny PA River & Ski Boat Club – 8th: Corrie van Zyl The Wharf Street Brew Pub – 11th: Rick Pryce The Highlander - 13th: Fanie Terblanche Wimpy Longest Drive - #3rd: Nick Fox VW Market Square- Nearest the
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pin for 2 on 1st: Charlie Poulton Jackpot: C van Zyl DATE: Saturday 31/08/2013 SPONSOR: Pam Golding Properties COMPETITION: Better Ball Bonus Bogey NO OF PLAYERS: 44 VISITORS: Mbulelo Renene – East London G C Results: 1st: Franco Vidale, Ross Wright +10 2nd: Warren Solz, Neil v.d. Linde +8 3rd: Steve Gardner, Arjan Sap + 7 4th: Nathi Mbabela, Litha Tsolekile + 7 Two Clubs: 6th: F van Rooyen, T Leach, O Pieterse, K Heny Nearest the Pins: Mooifontein Quarry – 6th: Arjan Sap PA River & Ski Boat Club – 8th: Desmond Mjimla PA Brick Works – 11th: Nathi Mbabela The Wharf Street Brew & Pub 13th: Zola Mgudwa Wimpy Longest Drive - #4th: Moses Slavert Douglas Green – Nearest the Pin for 2 on 1st: Moses Slavert Jackpot: Carry Over 1820’s DATE: Monday 26/08/2013 No of Players: 29 enjoyed warm, almost windless conditions Winners on 35: Oscar Pearson, Albert Whitfield, Don Howarth,
Louis v.d. Walt Moosehead on 45: John Clayton, Guy Hilton-Barber, Ram Piers, Lionel Timm Good Scores: 49: George Bydawell, 48: Conrad Winterbach, Don Howarth, Juan Southey, 47: Windsor Bagley 46: Dale Wisener, Ernie Allen, Dallas Cowie 43: Ted Baines 41: Oscar Pearson 2 Clubs: 8th: Oscar Pearson, Dallas Cowie, Ted Baines DATE: Thursday 29/08/2013 No of Players: 28 On a warm overcast day Winners on 39: Windsor Bagley, Lawton Amos, Juan Southey, Louis v.d. Walt Moosehead on 47: John Clayton, Dave Beatt, Ram Piers, Lionel Timm Good Scores: 49: Andy Simpson, Mick Parker 48: Dallas Cowie, Roy Pople 45: Louis v.d. Walt 2 Clubs: 8th: Juan Southey 11th: Andy Simpson, Roy Pople Forthcoming Events: Friday 6th: Mutual & Federal golf day – 4 Ball Alliance Saturday 7th: Viv Jordan golf day – Better Ball Medal Wednesday 11th: PSG – 2 Ball Alliance (Maltby Cup) Friday 12th to Monday 16th: Course Closed (only 9 holes available)
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Winners Gr 4 + 5 L-R Tazmin Cannon (Gr 5 - 2nd), Jenna Coetzee (Winner, Gr 4) and Erin Coltman (Winner - Gr 5)
CROQUET CORNER We have all been most concerned about Jennifer Worrall, who suffered a stroke just over a week ago. She was in the Port Alfred Hospital for the past week, but is now in Aurora in Port Elizabeth. On the reverse side of that awful 'coin', Trish Loveland is making excellent, albeit slow, progress after her 'nasty' a couple of weeks ago. It's so good to see her out and around again and 'sterkte' to her and her 'master of all trades', Rick, for her continued improvement! Congratulations to David Boyd who was re-elected as Club President at the recent AGM of the PA Bowling & Croquet Club. Many thanks to all 24 Croqueteers who attended and for the many apologies received. Phyl Russell was unanimously elected as Croquet Captain for the coming year.
TRAILBLAZER - what an apt name for this vehicle - Chevrolet or rather General Motors could not have given a better descriptive word to describe the all-new 2.5LT 4X2 MT SUV. What a drive this is, fitted with a turbocharged Duramax diesel engine, which is new to our South African shores but legendary to GM in America. The interior is very spacious and if needed can be used to accommodate seven people, with the extra two fold -away seats in the rear, which otherwise would be
luggage space. What I loved about this vehicle in particular is the very comfortable driver seat. Excellent vision all round with drive assist for parking, reversing and when getting too close to any obstacle whatsoever. Strong, sturdy and robust with appealing looks, no need to say more. Handling on the open road is great and I had to keep my eyes on the speedometer to not exceed the speed limit. Power is definitely not a problem here. As usual, my preferred testing on gravel road is the
Winners Gr 6 + 7 L-R Monique Muller (2nd), Britney Hawkins (1st) and Kayla le Roux (3rd)
Shaw Park route and this is where I had to curb myself from trying too hard to see what limitations there is to this vehicle. It handled like a dream. More technical data can be obtained from Richard Axe at Kenrich Motors in Port Alfred or from Dean Kent in Grahamstown. Motoring tip for the week: Try to keep your petrol tank more than half full at all times .The emptier the tank, the more evaporation. Cheers, Erich
The new committee is Noeline Kirsten, Mercia Kruger, Anne Prettejohn, Peter Wandsell & Jennifer Worrall. Well done to you all and we wish you a very good and happy year of office. Congratulations, too, to Maureen Heale and Marcel Renaud who were elected as the new Ladies' and Men's Captains and to their committees. May you all have a happy and hassle free year of office! Please will croquet players remember to play as many Club Championship matches as possible, as somehow the time always seems to run away and we are left with a last minute scramble! Many thanks, too, to all those involved for fitting 'Corky's Clutch' on the inside of the Croquet room door! Much appreciated so no more dramas for the 'old girl'!!
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All set for thrilling 2013 Boat Races
Jarryd Pauls This weekend thousands of students from universities across the country will descend on Port Alfred in support of the annual USSA National Institutional Boat Race Championship. The event has traditionally attracted fierce competition and this year promises to be no different. In 2012 the University of Pretoria (Tuks), aided by Olympic gold medalists John Smith and James Thompson, dominated the races, making a clean sweep of the men’s as well as the women’s A finals. However, 2013 presents an entirely new challenge and a number of universities have been working
hard to ensure that Tuks do not have it all their own way this year. Amongst those eyeing a stronger campaign are hosts, Rhodes University, who finished second in the women’s A final in 2012 but fared disappointingly in the men’s championship. Rhodes captain, Tristan Wentworth, spoke to Qcard Television at an earlier training camp and described how important this race is for him and his fellow rowers. “The Boat Race has always been our big event. With it being set on the Kowie, it is our home event and it is very important to Rhodes,” he said. “We are hoping to do a lot better than last year. Our goal has always been to make the final of the A divi-
It's already September, spring has sprung and congratulations to Tommy and Gwen Crouch on your 50th wedding anniversary, a milestone indeed. The Personal Trust sponsored competition, played last Tuesday was won by Trevor Frost, Maureen Heale, Nici Thomas and Rod Wilson with plus 15. Second place went to Ron Orford, Marcel Renaud, Johann Kirsten,
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sion, and I believe that this year we have a good shot at doing that,” he added. Rhodes coach, John Luck, was hopeful that the hard work done in training throughout the year would pay off. “The training has been going very well. We have got some great distance in during our preparation thanks to the amazing weather and we are feeling confident,” he said. Every year the Boat Races bring fresh excitement, and this year’s instalment could be one of the closest ever. The packed river banks are set to ensure an incredible atmosphere as Port Alfred comes to life for one of the most exhilarating weekends on the local calendar.
Friday 6 September 10h00 Church Service: Anglican Church – all welcome 11h00 Coaches’ Meeting 11h00 Trustees’ Meeting 12h30 – 16h30 B Finals Saturday 7 September 08h00 Veterans 26th Anniversary Race 08h30 Alumni 09h10 Men’s A 7th Place Final 09h40 Women's A 7th Place Final 10h10 Men’s A 5th Place Final 10h40 Women’s A 5 Place Final 11h10 C Final 11h40 Women’s B Final 12h10 Men’s B Final 13h50 Women’s A 3rd Place Final 14h10 Men’s A 3rd Place Final 14h40 Women’s A Final 15h20 Men’s A Final 16h00 Prize Giving
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and Tony Nelson with plus 14. Third place was Rita Browne, Jenny Wallace, Nigel Koster and Arthur Beresford. The finals of the mixed drawn trips were also played last Tuesday and the winners, by one shot, were Mike Hayler, John Bennet and Mary Kilburn against Chris Armitage, Peter Smethurst and Helen Otto. Well done to Mike and his team. The EA Men's and Ladies’ trips finals, played over last weekend, have now been completed and the winners are: Men, Trevor Frost, Ron Orford and Noel Heale ,(PABC) runners up Clive Bartlett, Bresby du Preez and Peter Haynes.(Albany) Ladies winners are Sandra Wiblin, Collet Reid and Jenni McLaughlan, (PABC) runners up Hermie Scholtz, Gloria Schmidt and Mireille McPhee.(Kenton)Congratulations to the winners. The
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EP Trips for all the above players will take place at Kowie Bowling Club on the 14th and 15th September. Ladies a reminder about round one and two of the Renee Vroom Shield to be played this Saturday morning starting at 09:00. Round three and four will be played on Saturday 14th. Also the mixed sponsored Radue trips take place this Friday afternoon. Good luck and travel safely to the two PABC teams taking part in the Inggs Cup in Uitenhage over this coming weekend. Tuesday 10th September is our monthly birthday night celebration and "Happy Birthday" to all our members with a birthday in September. Round three of the mixed nominated pairs takes place on Wednesday 11th September. Kenton Bowling Club
Men’s Classic is being played over the weekend of the 14th and 15th September. Duties for 10th - 14th September
Tabs: John Bennet and Mo Goff Bar: Russell Geard, Martin Leonard, Ian McPherson Ironing: Gordon Goff
Inter Regional Bowls 2013 - Russell Geard Trophy won by Eastern Areas. Back from left: Ruth Low, Delene Deenick, Jenny Wallace, Maureen Heale, Adele Wood, Marlene Jacobs. Front row from left: Sandra Wiblin, Kate Beavis, Gwen Bartlett, Jenni McLaughlan, Jane Armitage, Gill Duncan.
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